Employment

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The following is a list of all the news items that are associated with Employment.

Monthly Leading Indicator of Employment Latest Release

News | 14 October 2020

Department of Education, Skills and Employment releases the October edition of the Monthly Leading Indicator of Employment.

Woolworths partners with Australian Government to get Indigenous locals into jobs

News | 13 October 2020

Fifteen Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people looking for work in Canberra have new jobs thanks to a Woolworths Indigenous Employment Program, Resourcing the Future, which connected with Australian Government jobactive and Transition to Work providers to great success.

Dean finds the right fix with an apprenticeship

News | 13 October 2020

Growing up, you would always find Dean working on his family’s cars. “I just liked tinkering around the cars, it was something I really enjoyed,” Dean said.

October is Mental Health Month

News | 7 October 2020

We want you to know that having mental health issues need not stop you from having a long term and meaningful job. Our employment services providers support job seekers with mental health issues to get back on track and to find and keep a job.

Mutual obligations requirements for job seekers in Online Employment Services

News | 18 September 2020

On Monday 28 September 2020, mutual obligation requirements become mandatory for job seekers in all states and territories, except for Victoria. This video explains how to manage your obligations as a job seeker in Online Employment Services.

Mandatory mutual obligations return for job seekers, excluding Victoria

News | 18 September 2020

On Monday 28 September, mutual obligation requirements become mandatory for job seekers in all states and territories except for Victoria.

Expressions of interest sought for Local Jobs and Skills Taskforces

News | 16 September 2020

As part of the $62.8 million Local Jobs Program, expressions of interest are now open for local stakeholders to join Local Jobs and Skills Taskforces in 25 regions across Australia. The taskforces are part of a scheme designed to get Australians back to work and help the nation’s economic...

Communiqué for the New Employment Services Reference Group 2 September 2020

News | 2 September 2020

Members were provided with an overview of the Local Jobs Program announced on 1 September 2020 by Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business.

Youth Jobs PaTH internship a perfect match for Catherine and Adelaide small business

News | 1 September 2020

Catherine and Susan might never have met, if not for an Australian Government Employer Liaison Officer suggesting a Youth Jobs PaTH internship. It turned out to be a perfect match for the job hunter and local Adelaide business director.  

$62.8 million Local Jobs Program announced

News | 1 September 2020

Today, the Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, announced a $62.8 million Local Jobs Program to support Australia’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

New skills are changing Australian jobs

News | 26 August 2020

To mark National Skills Week 2020, the National Skills Commission (NSC) has released a list of emerging occupations that could offer a new pathway for those wanting to reskill or find new employment.

Mature age job seekers build skills with Career Transition Assistance

News | 21 August 2020

More mature age job seekers are building the skills and confidence they need to be more competitive in their local job markets thanks to the Career Transition Assistance (CTA) Program.

Arrangements for targeted recruitment under the SWP and PLS

News | 21 August 2020

The Australian Government announced on 21 August 2020 that the Commonwealth, states and territories have agreed to arrangements to allow targeted recruitment under the Seasonal Worker Programme (SWP) and Pacific Labour Scheme (PLS).

Innovative recruitment approach gets people into jobs in Adelaide

News | 17 August 2020

A collaboration between the Department of Education, Skills and Employment and Datacom has helped job seekers in Adelaide secure work in the company’s new contact centre, with hundreds more opportunities up for grabs.

Lona finds a great job with support from QITE Cairns

News | 16 August 2020

Explainer: COVID-19 gradual return of mutual obligation requirements

News | 5 August 2020

Mutual obligation requirements are gradually returning from 4 August for all job seekers except those in Victoria. Find out what this means and how to avoid penalties.

SWP trial for Northern Territory mango industry

News | 4 August 2020

The Australian Government announced today (4 August 2020) a targeted trial in Northern Territory aimed at addressing the labour shortages affecting NT mango farmers

Update: gradual return of mutual obligation requirements for job seekers from 4 August 2020

News | 4 August 2020

From 4 August 202, Job seekers in all states and territories, except Victoria, must accept any offer of suitable paid work. Penalties may now apply if a job seeker refuses a job without a reasonable excuse.

Mutual obligation requirements for job seekers to be gradually reintroduced from 4 August 2020

News | 21 July 2020

Transition to Work a success for young Aussies and employers

News | 13 July 2020

For three Transition to Work participants, Daniel, Ethan and Caramon, guidance from their Transition to Work providers helped set them on a course to new careers.

NSC research on business’ staffing expectations

News | 9 July 2020

The latest survey from the National Skills Commission reveals an increase in the number of Australian businesses that expect to increase their staffing levels in the coming months.

Communiqué for the New Employment Services Reference Group 18 June 2020

News | 8 July 2020

The eighth meeting of the New Employment Services Trial Reference Group was held via videoconference on 18 June 2020. 

New business thrives through difficult times.

News | 6 July 2020

Creative thinking and determination helped Amanda keep her business operating during COVID-19.

Virtual becomes reality for Mid North Coast Job Fair

News | 29 June 2020

Over 600 job seekers from the New South Wales Mid North Coast explored current local job opportunities at a virtual job fair on 27 May.

PaTH internship leaves Fred smiling after securing the job

News | 18 June 2020

A Youth Jobs PaTH internship in a local dentistry has resulted in a young Maitland resident, Fred, securing a job as a dental assistant.